Anti-social acts and crimes of minor and juvenile persons


Anti-Social Acts and Crimes of Minor and Juvenile Persons
Contact
Contact organisation

The National Statistical Institute

Contact organisation unit

„Health Care and Justice Statistics“ Department

Contact name

Diana Savcheva

Contact person function

Senior expert

Contact mail address

2, P. Volov Str.; 1038 Sofia, Bulgaria

Contact email address

[email protected]

Contact phone number

+359 2 9857 561

Contact fax number
Metadata update
Metadata last certified23 April 2021
Metadata last posted23 April 2021
Metadata last update23 April 2021
Statistical presentation
Data description

Statistics of anti-social acts and crimes, perpetrated by minor and juvenile persons ensures data on the number of registered, new entrants and removed from Child pedagogic rooms, the number of persons passed on to Child pedagogic rooms; the number of committed anti-social acts and crimes by minor and juvenile persons; the number of minor and juvenile persons with inflicted educational measures as well as the number of minor and juvenile persons, victims of crimes.

Classification system
  • Classification of Territorial Units for Statistics in Bulgaria (NUTS);
  • Unified Classification of Administrative-Territorial and Territorial Units (UCATTU).
Sector coverage

Cover activities of the Local Commissions for prevention of juvenile delinquency.

Statistical concepts and definitions

The Local commissions for prevention of juvenile delinquency is the competent authority which:

  • organize and coordinate the preventive social activities on the territory of the municipality;
  • consider educational cases for the anti-social acts, committed by minors and juveniles, and crimes, committed by juveniles, released from criminal liability under art. 61 of the Criminal Code (CC), for which the cases have been sent for consideration by the local commission;
  • consider the cases when juveniles have committed acts for which another normative act provides for the imposition of an educational measure under the Juvenile Delinquency Act (JDA);
  • enforce measures imposed under the JDA and monitor their implementation.

Minors are the persons who have completed 8 - 13 years of age.

Juveniles are the persons who have completed 14 - 17 years of age.

Child pedagogic rooms are special institutions which:

  • are responsible for tracing and finding out minor offenders and the reasons and conditions for their anti-social acts or crimes;
  • trace and find out minors who are subject of criminal encroachment, maltreatment, or have been left uncontrolled;
  • inform the court, prosecution or other competent institutions in case they receive information about criminal conduct in relation to minors by the parents, the persons substituting for them or third parties;
  • participate in the prevention of crime and anti-social acts committed by minors and juveniles;
  • register minors and juveniles who have committed crimes and anti-social acts, convicted juveniles for crimes of a general nature, released from correctional facilities, released from correctional boarding schools and released from social pedagogic boarding schools, accommodated in them by the order of JDA.

Social-pedagogic boarding schools are special institutions where placed minors and juveniles when they have committed anti-social acts or there are prerequisites for committing such acts.

Correctional boarding schools are special institutions where placed minors and juveniles if they have committed anti-social acts in relation to which the correctional measures referred to JDA have proved insufficient and there is no appropriate social environment for the normal upbringing of these minors. Juveniles to whom the court or the prosecutor has imposed such a measure under art. 61 and 64 of the CC are accommodated in correctional boarding schools.

An anti-social act is an act which is publicly dangerous and against the law or contradicts the morality and good manners.

The educational measure is an alternative to the punishment measure for educational impact on minor and juvenile, who have committed an anti-social act, and juvenile, released from criminal liability under art. 61 of the CC, and is necessary in order to overcome deviations in behaviour, prevent future violations and integration into society.

Statistical unit

The object of survey is the activity of Local commissions for prevention of juvenile delinquency.

Units of survey are the minor and juvenile persons perpetrators of anti-social acts and crimes.

Statistical population

Covers the Local commissions for prevention of juvenile delinquency existing in the country.

Reference area

The Republic of Bulgaria's territory.

Time coverage

2010 - 2020

Base period

Not applicable.

Unit of measure

Number.

Reference period

Year.

Institutional mandate
Legal acts and other agreements
  • Law on Statistics;
  • Criminal Code;
  • Juvenile Delinquency Law.
Data sharing

Not applicable.

Confidentiality
Confidentiality - policy
  • Law on Statistics;
  • Regulation (EC) No 223/2009 on European statistics (recital 24 and Article 20(4)) of 11 March 2009 (OJ L 87, p. 164), stipulates the need to establish common principles and guidelines ensuring the confidentiality of data used for the production of European statistics and the access to those confidential data with due account for technical developments and the requirements of users in a democratic society.
Confidentiality - data treatment

Individual data are not published in accordance with article 25 of the Law on Statistics. The publishing of individual data can be performed only in accordance with art. 26 of the same law.

Release policy
Release calendar

Statistical information publication date is indicated in the Release Calendar presenting the results of the statistical surveys carried out by the NSI. Data are disseminated once a year.

Release calendar access

The Release Calendar is available on the NSI website: http://www.nsi.bg/en/node/480

User access

Data on Anti-social acts and crimes of minor and juvenile persons is published on the NSI website, section Justice and crime in accordance with the Law on Statistics and the European Statistics Code of Practice respecting the professional independence and aimed at objectivity, transparency and equal treatment of all consumers.

Frequency of dissemination

Annually.

Accessibility and clarity
News release

Annually as the date is indicated in the Release Calendar presenting the results of the statistical surveys carried out by the NSI.

Publications

Statistical yearbook.

On-line database

Data on Anti-social acts and crimes of minor and juvenile persons are available to all users of the NSI website under the section Justice and crime as well as in Informational System INFOSTAT.

Micro-data access

Anonymised individual data can be provide for scientific and research purposes, and for individual request according to the Rules for the provision of anonymised individual data for scientific and research purposes.

Other

Information service on request, according to the Rules for the dissemination of statistical products and services in NSI.

Documentation on methodology

Data are provided by the Local commissions for prevention of juvenile delinquency in line with predefined procedure and in compliance with the requirements for reliability and quality of the data.

Quality control of the data is performed by the NSI.

Quality documentation

Not available.

Quality management
Quality assurance

The criteria for the quality of the statistical data are provided.

Quality assessment

An assessment is carried out in the NSI in the context of implementation of the criteria for the quality of the statistical data.

Relevance
User needs

The needs are determined by conducting a policy of prevention of juvenile delinquency.

User satisfaction

Regular assessment of needs and ways for their satisfaction is made.

Completeness

Full coverage of the statistical units.

Accuracy and reliability
Overall accuracy

Not applicable.

Sampling error

Not applicable.

Non-sampling error

Not applicable.

Timeliness and punctuality
Timeliness

T+3 months.

Punctuality

Data are disseminated according to the Release Calendar presenting the results of the statistical surveys carried out by the NSI.

Coherence and comparability
Comparability - geographical

Data are comparable.

Comparability - over time

Data are comparable.

Coherence - cross domain

Data are coherent.

Coherence - internal

Data are coherent.

Cost and burden

The main burden is on the Local commissions for prevention of juvenile delinquency and inspectors of Child pedagogic rooms.

In the NSI - the experts responsible for conducting the survey by the Regional Statistical Offices (RSO) and the Head office (HO).

Data revision
Data revision - policy

Not applicable.

Data revision - practice

Not applicable.

Statistical processing
Source data

The Local Commissions for prevention of juvenile delinquency and structural units of the Ministry of Interior.

Frequency of data collection

Annually.

Data collection

Exhaustive Survey through filling in the statistical questionnaire by the Local commissions for prevention of juvenile delinquency with the participation of the representatives of structural units of the Ministry of Interior.

 

Data validation

Performed in the Head office of the NSI.

Data compilation

Data are processed centralized, at national level.

Adjustment

Not applicable.

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  • Minor and juvenile persons registered in child pedagogic rooms by sex, age and by statistical zones, statistical regions and districts
  • Minor and juvenile persons perpetrators of crimes by sex, age, kinds of crimes and by statistical zones, statistical regions and by districts
  • Minor and juvenile persons with imposed educative measures by statistical zones, statistical regions and by districts
  • Imposed educative measures according to art.13, para.1 оf the Juvenile Delinquency Law for committed public dangerous acts
  • Minor and juvenile persons, victims of crimes by sex, age, kinds of crimes and by statistical zones, statistical regions and districts

Pages

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  • Statistical Reference Book 2020 (Bulgarian version)
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  • Crimes and Persons Convicted 2018
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  • Statistical Yearbook 2018 in infographics
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    In 2018, for the first time, we presented the results of the statistical surveys through graphics, images and other visualization tools, which resulted in a positive response among a wide range of users. We believe that this modern way of presenting statistical information will trigger the interest in those who for the first time encounter the meaning of numbers revealing important aspects of socio-economic life.

  • Statistical Reference Book 2019
    The National Statistical Institute presents to users of statistical information the annual publication - Statistical Reference Book 2019 in English.

    The Statistical Reference Book presents topical information on the demographic processes as well as the economic, social and cultural development of the Republic of Bulgaria for the 2015 - 2018 period.

  • Statistical Reference Book 2019 (Bulgarian version)
    The National Statistical Institute presents to users of statistical information the annual publication - Statistical Reference Book 2019 in Bulgarian.

    The Statistical Reference Book presents topical information on the demographic processes as well as the economic, social and cultural development of the Republic of Bulgaria for the 2015 - 2018 period.

  • Statistical Yearbook 2018
    The National Statistical Institute (NSI) has the pleasure to present to the attention of national and foreign users of statistical information the 86th edition of the ‘Statistical Yearbook of the Republic of Bulgaria’ in printed and electronic format.

    It provides current statistical information about the demographic, economic and social development of the country for 2012 - 2017 in different territorial and classification aggregations and breakdowns.

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